Comparison of Auditor and Guest Access

GuestAuditor (Student) and Staff Auditor roles are designed to give limited, "read-only" access to courses.

Guest

This role gives non-UNSW users access to non-award Moodle courses. Guest access can be enabled in Moodle self-enrolment courses (with Head of Organisation permission). Users access content anonymously but can't participate in activities that require an identity within Moodle. e.g. Assignments.

Auditor (Student)

This role typically allows postgraduate students access to courses that they are not enrolled in but that contain information their supervisors consider vital to their studies (permission must be obtained from Academic Administration by the supervisor via the faculty or school TELT Admin).

An auditor has access to content and most tools in Moodle but only in a read-only mode. Auditors typically do not have access to plugin services like Turnitin.

Staff Auditor

A Staff Auditor has access to content and most tools in Moodle but only in a read-only mode. Staff Auditors typically do not have access to plugin services like Turnitin.

 

Key  
  Fully accessible. User can view and interact with activity or resource as if the user has a student role.
  Partially accessible. User will be able to see the activity or resource but will not be able to fully interact, contribute or participate.
  Not accessible. User cannot see or interact with the activity or resource content. The link to the item may or not be visible on the course page.

 

 

Guest

 

Student Auditor

 

Staff Auditor

 

Viewable

Functional

     

Viewable

Functional

     

Viewable

Functional

   
Resources
Book Yes Yes       Yes Yes       Yes Yes    
File Yes Yes       Yes Yes       Yes Yes    
Folder Yes Yes       Yes Yes       Yes Yes    
IMS Package Yes Yes       Yes Yes       Yes Yes    
Lightbox Gallery Yes Yes       Yes Yes       Yes Yes    
Page Yes Yes       Yes Yes       Yes Yes    
URL Yes Yes       Yes Yes       Yes Yes    
Activities
Open Forum Yes No   Discussions, topics and posts are visible but posting is not allowed   Yes No   Discussions, topics and posts are visible but posting is not allowed   Yes No   Discussions, topics and posts are visible but posting is not allowed
Assignment Yes No   Guest can view instructions but cannot submit to assignment   No No   Auditor cannot view assignment   No No   Staff auditor cannot view assignment
Attendance No No   Guest cannot view attendance   No No   Auditor cannot view attendance   No No   Staff auditor cannot view attendance
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Yes Partial  

Only a single Guest can join sessions as a guest user.

Other guests must use a guest access url

  No No   Auditor cannot view Blackboard Collaborate Ultra   Yes Yes   Staff auditor can join sessions
Certificate No No   Guest cannot view certificate   No No   Auditor cannot view certificate   No No   Staff auditor cannot view certificate
Chat No No   Guest can access link but cannot view chat   Yes No   Auditor can access link but cannot view chat   Yes No   Staff auditor can access link but cannot view chat
Choice Yes No   Guest can see results but cannot vote   Yes No   Auditor can see results but cannot vote   Yes No   Staff auditor can see results but cannot vote
Database Yes No   Guest can view database entries but cannot edit database   No No  
Auditor cannot view database
  No No   Staff auditor cannot view database
Dialogue Yes No   Guest can view dialogue activity but cannot start a conversation   Yes No   Auditor can view dialogue activity but cannot start a conversation   Yes No   Staff auditor can view dialogue activity but cannot start a conversation
Feedback Yes No   Guest can preview questions but cannot answer   Yes No   Auditor can preview questions but cannot answer   Yes No   Staff auditor can preview questions but cannot answer
Forum Yes No   Discussions, topics and posts are visible but posting is not allowed   Yes No   Discussions, topics and posts are visible but posting is not allowed   Yes No   Discussions, topics and posts are visible but posting is not allowed
Glossary Yes No   Guest can view but cannot contribute to glossary   Yes No   Auditor can view but cannot contribute to glossary   No No   Staff auditor cannot view glossary
Group Selection Yes No   Guest can see group names but not group members   Yes Yes   Auditor cannot see group members but can enrol themselves into a group   Yes Yes   Staff auditor cannot see group members but can enrol themselves into a group
H5P Yes Yes   Attempts will not be tracked   Yes Yes   Attempts will not be tracked   Yes Yes   Attempts will not be tracked
Lecture Recordings + Yes No   Guest can access link but cannot enter Lecture Recordings +   No No   Auditor cannot view Lecture Recordings +   Yes Yes   Staff auditor can access content on Lecture Recordings +
Lesson Yes Yes   Statistics not recorded   Yes Yes   Statistics are recorded   Yes Yes   Statistics are recorded
Media Collection Yes Yes   Guest can add comments to media as user "Guest"   Yes Yes   Auditor can add comments to media as themselves   Yes Yes   Staff auditor can add comments to media as themselves
Media Collection Assignment Yes No   Guest can add gallery but cannot submit assignment   Yes No   Auditor can add gallery but cannot submit assignment   Yes No   Auditor can add gallery but cannot submit assignment
OU Blog No No   Guest cannot view OU Blog   Yes No   Auditor can view blog posts but cannot post   Yes No   Staff auditor can view blog posts but cannot post
OU Wiki No No   Guest cannot view OU Wiki   No No   Auditor cannot view OU Wiki   No No   Staff auditor cannot view OU Wiki
Questionnaire No No   Guest cannot view questionnaire   Yes No   Auditor can access link but cannot complete questionnaire   Yes No   Staff auditor can access link but cannot complete questionnaire
Quiz Yes No   Guest can access link but cannot complete quiz   Yes No   Auditor can only preview the quiz and view their past preview attempts   Yes No   Staff auditor can only preview the quiz and view their past preview attempts
Scheduler Yes No   Guest can access link but cannot view scheduler   Yes No   Auditor can access link but cannot view scheduler   Yes No   Staff auditor can access link but cannot view scheduler
SCORM Yes Yes   Guest can complete SCORM but no grade passes to the gradebook   Yes Yes   Auditor can complete SCORM but no grade passes to the gradebook   Yes Yes   Staff auditor can complete SCORM but no grade passes to the gradebook
Teambuilder Yes No   Guest can access link but redirects to the login page   Yes No   Auditor can access link but cannot view Teambuilder   Yes No   Staff auditor can access link but cannot view Teambuilder
Tii Assignment Yes No   Guest can access link but cannot view Tii assignment   No No   Auditor cannot view Tii assignment   No No   Staff auditor cannot view Tii assignment
Wiki Yes No   Guest can view wiki but cannot add content   Yes No   Auditor can view wiki but cannot add content   Yes No   Staff auditor can view wiki but cannot add content
UNSW Workshop Yes No   Guest can access workshop but cannot make any changes   Yes No   Auditor can access workshop but cannot make any changes   No No   Staff auditor cannot view UNSW Workshop
External Tools
Virtuala Yes Yes   Guest can access link and use login page   No No   Auditor cannot view Virtuala   Yes Yes   Staff auditor can access link and use login page
Student Survey Yes N/A   Guest can access link   No No   Auditor cannot view student survey   Yes N/A   Staff auditor can access link
Leganto Yes N/A   Guest can access link   No No   Auditor cannot view Leganto   Yes N/A   Staff auditor can access link
VoiceThread Yes No   Guest can access link but cannot view VoiceThread   No No   Auditor cannot view VoiceThread   Yes Yes   Staff auditor can view VoiceThread